The Greatest Country on the Planet

On July 4th, 1776 the Continental Congress declared the thirteen American Colonies as a new nation. To celebrate this occasion the custom has always been to do some sort of patriotic display. Some cho...

Who is this “Little Boy?”

There has been a lot of talk lately that this year’s “El Nino” a.k.a. “the little boy” is going to be the strongest on record. For local snow hounds, dreams of the legendary El Nino win...

Turkey Day Getaway

After I had my fill of turkey and visited with family during the long Thanksgiving weekend, I began to get antsy sitting around doing nothing.  This time of year in the Sierras it is a hit or miss re...